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CH. xiv   THE CHURCH OF S. SAVIOUR PANTEPOPTES     213
to record In the annals of the House. Its inmates were occasionally disturbed by the confinement among them of some dignitary who had offended the Government, or by the theological disputes that agitated the ecclesiastical circles of the capital.1 But for the most part life at Pantepoptes was quiet and peaceful. Only once does the
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monastery stand out conspicuous before the eyes of the world. When the Venetian ships under Henrico Dandolo3 with the army of the Fourth Crusade on board, lined the shore of the Golden Horn from Ispigas and the church of S. Saviour the Benefactor to Blachernae (i.e. from Jubali Kapoussi to Aivan Serai) on Easter Monday, i2th April 12043 the Emperor Alexius Murtzuphlus established his headquarters beside the Pantepoptes. There he pitched
1 Nicet. Chon. pp. 315-16; Pachym, I. pp. 314-15, ii. p. 185.